Research and Innovation Portal


Before you start

This section provides guidance on how to develop your research and innovation idea before you start planning and designing the project.

Develop your idea

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Find ideas and advice to help you shape your project before you start.

Join a UCL network

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Make use of UCL's networks to share ideas and help shape your project.

Find partners & collaborators

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Develop your idea further by exploring options to collaborate with partners.

Understanding the approval process

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Discuss, scope and shape your idea with the support of our professional services teams. 

Explore Open Data

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Explore research already collected within and external to UCL before you apply for funding. 

Think about impact

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Learn more about how to monitor and measure your impact before you start your project. 

Data management

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Guidance on how to safely plan, collect, store and manage the data throughout the lifecycle of your project. 


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Ensure you understand your ethical requirements throughout the lifecycle of your project.

Governance and Standards

Governance and Standards

Ensure you are complying with UCL's governance policies and principles of integrity.